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Poster: SDH2O Date: Nov 22, 2006 7:26am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Worst Movie Ever Made

Sittin' here sippin on some coffee, delaying leaving for work as long as possible (should be slow anyway, most folks have taken today off) and reading up on last nights acivity. I also went a little further back and read the one on "funniest show memory", this brought back a memory that is not related to a show, but definitely is related to chemical ingestion and will lead me to my question. Many years ago, a good friend returned from a trip to the Left Coast with some stuff he called 2CB, one of the "designer drugs" big in the 80's - kind of a synthetic mescaline, which was new to us on the Right Coast at the time. Well, being the careful and safety conscious folks that we always were, we swallowed everything he had. That trip was one of the more colorful and laughter filled ones that I can remember (which probably leaves out quite a few). At some point near the end of our little experiment, we plop down in front of the TV to see if there are any good movies on. Well, we hit the motherlode, for there, just starting, was "Night Of The Lepus". The premise alone is among the worst to begin with: radioactive experiments in the desert cause a mutation effect among, get this, the rabbit population. The normally docile and cute buggers are quickly transformed into foaming at the mouth monsters the size of Volkswagens. My guess is the budget for this flick was in the neighborhood of about $15.67. The special effects consisted of some close up shots of rabbits with shaving cream around their mouths (I'm guessing to simulate a rabid animal...either that or these mutated beasts have developed 6 o'clock shadow) and, my favorite, is what they used for the attack scenes: some dude in a rabbit suit. So, these monsters, supposedly the size of a minivan somehow transformed into a 5'6" dude in Grandma's moth eaten fur coat (which I guess Grandpa gave to her to make up for the his perverted request the night before) to attack people. To cap things off, there was a special guest in this movie. Now, back in the day, my buds and I were big fans of the original Star Trek and would enjoy sparkin up and watching, so when this "guest" star showed up in this travesty, it hit us especially hard. Good ol' Deforest Kelly, aka Bones, popped up as the, you got it, town doctor. You must understand that while this absolute train wreck of a movie is unfolding before us, we are still in the throes of the new "medicine". I have never laughed so hard in my entire life, before or since. There is a magical appeal to really bad cinema when you are bent; I'd be very curious to hear your votes for the worst movie that you've ever seen, but enjoyed in a "guilty pleasure" kind of way.

PS: Happy Thanksgiving to one and all. This year I will most definitely be giving thanks for discovering this little community that you've built here.

Correction: I initially gave the movie title as "Night of the Lemur", should have been "Night of the Lepus". Those out there with Latin backgrounds will see the connection. I guess they figured that if they used the Latin term, it would be even more terrifying. Didn't work. I'm guessing I made the slip up because last night I had watched "Madagascar" with one of my nieces, and if you've seen it, you know the lemur connection.
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Poster: tgvas Date: Nov 22, 2006 7:33am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Worst Movie Ever Made

"WOW" -----I can't believe the pertinence to the Grateful Dead that this post has!

Amazing,

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Poster: SDH2O Date: Nov 22, 2006 7:38am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Worst Movie Ever Made

Sarcasm aside, a quick look at all the posts here, new and old, will show that not all have a direct link to the Dead. We enjoy the fact that there is actually something else to talk about out there. We have been accused in the past of being so focused on that one thing, that we miss out on so much else and I think that past discussions here disprove that notion. Well, if it does bother you, I do apologize and will alter my post here to read: "Hey, what is the worst movie you've seen AFTER A DEAD SHOW?" Is that more like it?

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Poster: tgvas Date: Nov 23, 2006 5:42am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Worst Movie Ever Made

Then go to another forum!

In case you had not noticed, the heading here is, GratefulDead!

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Poster: SDH2O Date: Nov 23, 2006 5:51am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Worst Movie Ever Made

Ok, everyone, out of the pool. Looks like unless our post is directly Dead, we should move. Damn, it was fun while it lasted.
Oh, yeah, happy Thanksgiving, or was that post also uncalled for? I'm confused here.

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Nov 22, 2006 8:17am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Worst Movie Ever Made

Well said!!!

Gotta throw the movie Ticks into the mix (even though I kinda liked it)

"evil" marijuana growers using bad fertilizers that cause ticks to mutate and grow huge, thus terrifying a local campground - might have actually cost about $87.23 to make though - a bit more highbudget than some others previously mentioned.

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Poster: SDH2O Date: Nov 22, 2006 8:31am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Worst Movie Ever Made

Thanks for the confirmation. I was trying not to "Go all Dire" on anyone, hope it didn't come off that way :)

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Poster: JodyC Date: Nov 22, 2006 9:03am
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Hey Senor Wolf- Listening to the Compact King Crimson. Pretty intersting. Vocals are very Talking Heads to me. I'm having a much easier time keeping up than with the Addicted Jane. And may I concur with Some Dark Hollow about the new language To Dire someone. Like- I got all Dired up when that ahole cut me off on the highway this morning. And, I would have gotten all Dire on him if I had the time. Your rep precedes you!

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Poster: SDH2O Date: Nov 22, 2006 9:18am
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You should be very careful; wouldn't want Dire to go all Dire on you.

(sorry Dire, couln't resist, and my peace offering should get you Friday or Saturday)

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Nov 22, 2006 9:23am
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lol (oh man, this is gettin bad - deservedly so though)

thanks man - lookin forward to it :)

i'm off to a couple of Dr's appts: see y'all later on - to any who wont be on later this eve... Happy Thanksgiving!!!!

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Poster: JodyC Date: Nov 22, 2006 9:47am
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I have a couple of vikes from some dental work I might take and get all Dired Up.

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Nov 22, 2006 3:47pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Worst Movie Ever Made

oh man - enjoy - those mellow me all out though and make my fangs smile - i almost purr :)

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Poster: JodyC Date: Nov 22, 2006 4:08pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Worst Movie Ever Made

So the second half of that Compact Crimson sounds like Moody Blues, no more Talking Heads. Is it a compilation/best of covering many years? Knew the Kings of the Crimson Court tune.

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Nov 22, 2006 5:19pm
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yes - first half is Adrian Belew Crimson and second part is old Crimson. (i think Greg Lake, but i may be mistaken)_ - i do have more of their old stuff and their newer stuff if you are interested.

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Poster: JodyC Date: Nov 22, 2006 5:54pm
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I can see the Greg Lake effect(=Moody Blues). So the other Crimson- is it newer, older, both? Very unfamiliar with the band except the name of Robt Fripp.

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Nov 22, 2006 5:59pm
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the newer stuff is very hard to desribe. wish i could put it into words. all instrumental. can be harsh at times. very discordant at times. very jazzy other times. hmmmm - i'm blowin out my ass cause i can't put words to it. i will certainly send you a copy of the boxed set they put out a couple of years ago with Belew, Fripp, Levin, and (a drummer whom i can't remember his name). It's different. You may like it, you may not. No problem for me to spend a couple of bucks in postage to see if you like it though. Let me know man.

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Poster: JodyC Date: Nov 22, 2006 6:32pm
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Let me get thru what I have first. I think I have 3 more cds. We'll go from there. I don't want to dire out on Crimson! Have a good gobble tomorrow+ drink+ 3 football games!

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Nov 22, 2006 7:02pm
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no prob man - we got lots of time to share stuff - you joyously stuff yourself full of good food, good beer and good football too man!! my best to you and yours on a happy holiday :)

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Poster: JodyC Date: Nov 22, 2006 7:04pm
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Thanks. Stocked up a six of Spaten Octoberfest from Germany, Whitbread Pale Ale from England and Bells Pale Ale from Michigan. Mmmm beer/smoke/turkey/football.

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Nov 22, 2006 7:26pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Worst Movie Ever Made

drinkin some Smithwick's Ale now - am I starting too early????

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Poster: cosmicharlie Date: Nov 22, 2006 7:45pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Worst Movie Ever Made

i just twisted a fattie and I'm eyeballin some JW Red, am i too late? Have a GREAT turkey day!!

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Nov 22, 2006 7:52pm
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never too late my west coast friend - you have a great Turkey Day as well!!!! Eat, drink, and smoke well :)

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Poster: JodyC Date: Nov 22, 2006 7:46pm
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Nope. Had a six the other night. Is it really pronounced Smidicks? If theres an irish bar somewhere they'll verify that.

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Nov 22, 2006 7:50pm
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damn - i dont know - i'll have to find out (and i'm irish too - how embarrasing not to know - i think you are right though now that you say that). damn tasty though - i do know that - they go down faassttt - almost too smooth (nahhh)

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Poster: JodyC Date: Nov 22, 2006 7:54pm
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nahh.

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Nov 22, 2006 7:55pm
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lmao

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Nov 22, 2006 9:20am
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Cool that you like the Adrian Belew era King Crimson stuff. Good analogy with Talking Heads - there are some similarities. He is a blast to see live in any of various band manifestations. Although the "new" King Crimson is a little tough to take at times in my opinion. Very postmodern instrumental work. Seems like he and Fripp have really gone off the musical cliff the past 5 years or so.

So glad I can be of linguistic entertainment value for you and somedarkhollow - lol. (i've been trying to chill a bit over the past year. apparently it hasnt worked out all that well :) my bad

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Poster: JodyC Date: Nov 22, 2006 9:49am
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When did the cd come out(or about when)?

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Nov 22, 2006 9:43am
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This was sent to me yesterday, my birthday, from a very close friend who happens to manage a musician that has recently been working with Belew. Said friend and I met first day of college because he was wearing a Discipline t-shirt.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b9xCWP-ZNzA
Note - this is neither Dead nor worst movie related so ignore at own peril (but if you love crimson, must see tv).

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Poster: JodyC Date: Nov 22, 2006 12:51pm
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Thanks. I'll check it out at home. My youtube never streams right at work,which is odd because we have like a t3 line. Looked promising though. The only song I've heard so far that i remember is 21st Century Man (word missing as it escapes me)

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Nov 22, 2006 1:07pm
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schizoid.

Right now watching Richard Thompson clips - can't get enough.

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Poster: JodyC Date: Nov 22, 2006 4:10pm
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Bingo.

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Nov 22, 2006 11:06am
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""WOW" -----I can't believe the pertinence to the Grateful Dead that this post has!

Amazing, "


about as much as steal your face golf balls huh? Maybe we could talk about your favorite version of Samba in the Rain. Actually though, Jerry was a HUGE fan of movies and claimed to be greatly influenced by horror movies and comic books, particularily an Abbott and Costello one. So THERE

: P

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Poster: JodyC Date: Nov 22, 2006 12:50pm
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Hey, I'm still holding a sleeve of those golf balls!

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Poster: SDH2O Date: Nov 22, 2006 12:04pm
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Well said; you were able to get your point across without feeling the need to bring anyone's forbearers into it (Grandma thanks you, she's been getting pretty sore lately). I beleive someone posted a link to a later Jerry interview in which he goes on at length about his plans to develop a film project and also details his appreciation of film making and his love of it. Dead and Movies go hand in hand.

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Nov 22, 2006 12:13pm
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Dead and any abstract thinking go hand in hand to me. LOTS of tangents.

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Poster: mcglone Date: Nov 22, 2006 7:49am
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hi tgvas,

if you have a topic to discuss, throw it into the ring.

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Poster: ned the head Date: Nov 22, 2006 5:04am
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Gargoyles comes to mind.
While I wouldn't say it was the worst movie ever, I did have the luck of catching it zipping. It so imprinted itself on me that I insisted on going to Luray Caverns after a show.
Oh, and that Peter Fonda movie where they are on vacation and a town full of devil worshippers is after them.
Gotta love them b movies.
I saw The Gods Must be Crazy after RFK '86. I thought that was a very good movie.

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Poster: SDH2O Date: Nov 22, 2006 5:50am
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Good call on Gargoyles. Saw that while staying at the Hotel Coronado in San Diego (that is where that is, isn't it?) muchos anos pasados. Compared with Lemur, that movie is Citizen Kane. While very weak and laugable in its' own right, their budget seemed to be at least $38.47.

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Poster: not_a_typical_daydream Date: Nov 22, 2006 6:30am
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Hercules in New York. When Arnold wrastles that guy in the lion suit, the absurdity factor went through the roof.
And one that I truly enjoyed for the midnight movie factor: Frankenhooker.

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Poster: cosmicharlie Date: Nov 22, 2006 6:52am
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Plan 9 from Outer Space
-the special effects were on the cutting edge......

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Nov 22, 2006 11:10am
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How about this one - " Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers"

Doesn't get any more low budget than that. As I recall it barely makes it over an hour it's so bad.

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Poster: orchiddoctor Date: Nov 22, 2006 1:06pm
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I've seen that one--and the sequel. I believe it stars Courtney Love. Download them both now on Dime.

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Poster: lobster12 Date: Nov 22, 2006 7:36am
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I have a few and it may not be the worst ever made but I despise it. Patch Adams. Brutal

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Poster: gdave Date: Nov 22, 2006 6:08am
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Don't think I have ever seen Night of the Lemur, but your description of it made me remember a very strange yet appealing low budget movie I caught on late night TV in the mid 90s, and more than likely watched under the influence of malt liquor. It had one of the great all time movie names too -- "The Stuff". I would guess it was made in the late 70s or early 80s. I don't think I saw it from the very beginning but I was able to follow it anyway. There was this stuff, which looked like shaving cream, which was incredibly addictive. Throughout the movie, more and more people simply had to have it. As if that wasn't bad enough, "The Stuff" was kind of like the blob in that it continued to grow and grow. Hmmm, I wonder if "The Stuff" was a symbol of some other white substance. I would LOVE to see this movie again. I wonder if it's available on NetFlix.

Have a great Thanksgiving everyone.

SomeDarkHollow, are you from Eastern PA (going from your previous username)? I grew up in the Allentown area

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Poster: SDH2O Date: Nov 22, 2006 6:21am
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Spent 4 years at Lehigh in the early 80's, had some friends at Lafayette. From what I hear, downtown Bethlehem has radically changed with trendy shops and Starbucks. When I was there it still looked like a run down, dead steel town. Glad to hear its on the rise again. Been a long time since I was there, but hoping to get back sometime soon, very pretty place, especially in the Spring. Oh yeah, do you have the Stabler Arena show? Maybe not the best out there, but I like it for sentimental reasons. Now I'm in the mood for some Rolling Rock.

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Poster: gdave Date: Nov 22, 2006 6:32am
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My parents are still in that area, but living on the West Coast I only get back about once a year. I haven't been to downtown Bethlehem for at least a few years, but I have heard it's changed for the better.

I went to a couple Lehigh bars a few times - the Fun House and another one around the corner from that whose name I can't remember.

The Stabler Arena show (sept 81, right?) was before my time (I was 11) so I didn't go, and I probably still have a terrible-sounding tape of it somewhere. The tape was so bad that I only listened to it a few times. I have heard a lot of great things about it, so I should probably give it a listen.

Rolling Rock -- when I was growing up, this was the cheap local alternative to quality beers like Bud and Miller. Cracks me up to see that it is now distributed nationwide and has almost "microbrew" status. Not a bad beer though.

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Poster: SDH2O Date: Nov 22, 2006 6:42am
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Dude, I used to live in the Fun House, when I wasn't up on The Hill drinking watered down Rolling Rock at the Frat boys' parties (wait, some of them were really cool, especially the large number of Heads in PiLam). An old girlfriend tended bar there for a couple of years, that was nice! I remember a very cheap and greasy breakfast place call the Blue Anchor, nothing like a massive omlette, sausage, and a bucket of coffee for $3.50 when your hungover. Also had some buds who lived in an apartment above the TallyHo, which at the time was what passed for the town's only "upscale" bar and restaurant. Thanks for the memories! Haven't though about alot of this stuff for years.

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Poster: gdave Date: Nov 22, 2006 7:12am
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Interesting. I joined Pi Lam at a different university. There were quite a few heads in our chapter as well.

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Poster: SDH2O Date: Nov 22, 2006 7:19am
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PiLam at Lehigh was the last house on the top of the "Hill", which made it a long walk if you were coming up from the lower campus and maybe contributed to the fact that it was very much unlike the typical "frat houses". More in the "Animal House" mold. Their house band, Southside Jam, was a Dead cover band (that I sometimes sat in with on drums) that provided many enjoyable nights of altered revelry.